Clarion Collection Arthotel & Park Lecce
Via Giorgio de Chirico 1
Phone: (39) 0832 214214
Fax: (39) 0832 347735
The Associazione Culturale Centro Dimensione was founded in 1989 and has since gained recognition at both national and international levels. The Compagnia D formed as a subsection under the guidance of the accomplished ballerina and choreographer Stefania Frassanito. Frassanito is both teacher and artistic director of the school offering dance lessons to both adults and children including: classical ballet, modern jazz, propaedeutics, contemporary dance, as well as both modern and classical dance theater. Cesaria Conte (who qualified at the Accademia di Roma) is another of the highly qualified teachers at the school and is both assistant and prima ballerina of the company. For those interested in pursing a career in dance, all courses offer final exams.
One of the most popular gyms in the city, this gym also has the advantage of being near the ringroad. among the various activities on offer here are body building, aerobics, step, funk, training, spin and yoga. All the activities are run by highly qualified staff who give all individuals personalized schedules. The large rooms have modern equipment and there are also places to relax with friends. They offer relaxing massages and turkish baths and there is also a bar where you can relax after a workout.
The Yamaha Musical Foundation offers artistic and creative activities, such as theater, music, foreign languages, singing and music for children. It is part of a series of schools present in 38 countries around the world that use the same teaching method taught by a group of Japanese experts. The idea is that it continuously improves one's level of ability. Exams are based on levels of difficulty, starting at grade nine and ending at grade six. The teachers receive special training.
Four qualified teachers educate children in musical instruction, singing to four to six year olds, and introduce playing a musical instrument for six year olds and up. There is also a 'baby choir' for six-12 year olds for those who find it more natural to sing. Concerts are held at regular intervals.
Italy is home to some of the most ancient and architecturally marvelous cities and towns in the world. On the Salentine Peninsula, the city of Lecce is one such treasure. Founded circa 200 B.C, Lecce’s origins are tangled in legend, one stating that the city was first founded as ‘Sybar’, by the Messapii tribe, and later taken over by the Romans in 3rd Century B.C, thus being re-named ‘Lupiae’. Such a rich history is reflected in the city’s architecture, with structures like the Duomo di Lecce, Anfiteatro Romano di Lecce, and the Chiesa di Santa Croce. With such a treasure of buildings, coupled with the local culture, a trip to Lecce is sure to be memorable.
This building is more important for its role in Lecce education than for its architecture. The Royal College of St. Joseph run by the Jesuits was housed here from 1816. It was a busy cultural institution that annexed the Lyceum and various faculties of the university in 1852. When the Bourbon kingdom fell, it returned to being a school and was named after the economist, Giuseppe Palmieri. A gallery containing 18th c. art is housed in the building containing shell mosaic pictures and paintings. The rooms of the sacresty and the deconsecrated Church of St. Francis of Assisi stand next to the Oratory.
There are daily services throughout the South East to Francavilla Fontana, Martina Franca, Taranto, Bari, Otranto, Gallipoli, Novoli, Maglie, Nardò, Tricase and Gagliano del Capo.
Known simply as "the Corso," this street is one of great importance in the history of the city. It begins at Piazza S.Oronzo and runs as far as Porta Rusce. On the right side there is the Palazzo di Giustizia which stands opposite the Palazzo Tafuri. On the left at number 43, there is the Palazzo Personè with two gates in Catalan-Durazzesco style, i.e. formed by an low arch and surrounded by a cornice topped by a family coat of arms in a rectangle. At no. 48 there is the Palazzo Brizio, renamed Palazzo Montenegro. The splendid Church of St. Irene stands nearby while at number 33 there is the Neo-Classical Palazzo Belli. At number 29 there is Palazzo Palumbi and at number 34 the entrance to the ex-Casa dei Teatini. The Corso is the site of many small but welcoming up-scale shops.
The Campo Sportivo in Vernole is a well-maintained sports ground that hosts most of the major sporting events in Vernole. Local sports clubs and associations hold practice sessions here, and the place doubles up as a concert venue and even stages community and cultural events.
The Officine Cantelmo is provided to the students of University of Lecce as a unique place where they can enjoy concerts, seminars, and talks. There are numerous services offered here such as job counseling and assistance for foreign students. Facilities found here include a bar, study room, job center, internet room, and conference center. Check out the website for further details.
Borgagne, an Italian town is fast gaining popularity as a holiday and tourist destination. The picturesque village has many historical attractions and landmarks that date back to late medieval age. It is ideal for a day trip or study tour for groups of students. Throughout the year, the town is bustling with cultural activities and religious events. While you are in Italy, do visit this interesting town.